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In This Post: La’s Class of 2014 ACT Scores for All Schools Statewide

February 8, 2015

In ten days’ time, I have written several posts in which I included Louisiana Class of 2014 ACT score information. The ACT data in these posts comes from the Class of 2014 ACT information system. It is the same information made available from ACT to institutes of higher education nationwide.

It has not passed through the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE).

In my first post, dated January 31, 2015, I included data on Class of 2014 ACT average composite scores for all Louisiana districts, both public and private (the dioceses); district information for the state-run Recovery School District (RSD, both RSD New Orleans and RSD All), and district information for the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB).

In my second post, dated February 6, 2015, I examined the number of RSD-New Orleans Class of 2014 graduates who met the Louisiana Regents first-time freshman admission requirement of minimum ACT subscores of 18 in English and 19 in math. (This follow-up post offers more insight into the 2010 legislation leading to the Regents 18-19 requirement.)

In my third post, dated February 7, 2015, I included details on Class of 2014 average composite scores for all New Orleans schools, both public and private. I also included a spreadsheet specific to diocesan schools located in New Orleans proper.

In this post, I offer cumulative information on the Louisiana Class of 2014 average ACT composite scores:

La Class of 2014 ACT Scores All

The above Excel file includes four spreadsheets. All are organized primarily by ACT site code, and all include numbers of test takers and average composite scores.

The tabs for each of the four spreadsheets are located at the bottom left of the opened file.

The first sheet is a listing of all Louisiana schools, both public and private, as well as other circumstances in which students are not associated with a Louisiana public or private school (e.g., home-schooled students; Louisiana students involved in foreign exchange). In this first spreadsheet, every Class of 2014 Louisiana test taker is accounted for (total: 49,178 test takers).

Note that the schools are loosely alphabetized according to city, not school district.  (ACT site codes just happen to loosely be organized by city. To locate a high school site code, one can use this ACT site code search engine.)

The second spreadsheet includes only public schools, and the third, only private schools. As is true of the first spreadsheet, the second and third sheets are organized by ACT site code and are loosely alphabetized by city.

The final sheet includes number of test takers and average composite scores for all students in all public school districts. Note that some public schools are not district schools (e.g., online schools; special schools that draw students from across the state). Thus, the total number of public school students as noted at the bottom of spreadsheet two (41034) is higher than the total number of public school students attending district schools as noted at the bottom of spreadsheet four (40343). Interestingly, the average composite is the same whether the approximately 700 students attending non-district-associated public schools are included (spreadsheet two) or omitted (spreadsheet four): 18.6.

Though the data in this latest file are not organized by schools within districts, the information on sheets one and four are complete and sufficient for anyone who wishes to create a district listing.

It’s all yours.


Schneider is a southern Louisiana native, career teacher, trained researcher, and author of the ed reform whistle blower, A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who In the Implosion of American Public Education.

  1. Vicky permalink

    Louisiana New School Academy in Baton Rouge is one of the voucher schools which are no so, you know…. 5 test takers 12.1 average score. wonder if anyone at the LDOE even looks at the numbers. Oh yeah, they must, they won’t release them.

  2. Kristen permalink

    Are the ACT scores from high school seniors only? I ask because some parents have their children take the ACT as sophomores, even freshmen. Although, I can’t imagine that it would alter averages much, if at all.

    • These scores are for the class of 2014 no matter when students took the test.

      • Dawn permalink

        Do you have this list for 2016 or 2017? I’m trying to compare the ACT scores of a private school to their brochure for accuracy. The 2014 score (19) is a far cry from what they are advertising as their average composite score (31) in 2015. I’ve looked everywhere and your 2014 list is the only place I have found them. Baton Rouge International School

      • 2014 is the only year to which I have access.

  3. jcgrim permalink

    Mercedes, Brookings ranks RSD #1 for the 3rd year in a row. Shameless.

    • TCliff permalink

      #1 district for School Choice….although the next paragraph says…”While the general conclusion is accurate — New Orleans has more choice and competition than any other district in the country … (the report) only describes the policies. It doesn’t tell us anything about how well they are working,”…not that privatization supporters will read that far….

  4. Beth Apppleton permalink

    Thank you for sharing, Mercedes!

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